This beautiful necklace is handmade with all natural hazelwood and raw amethyst beads. Hazelwood acts to balance the body’s pH levels – turning acidic pH levels into alkaline levels? The way it works is the hazelwood actually absorbs the extra acid and while it does, the wood gradually turns a darker brown color. In order for the body to be at it’s best healing level, it should be slightly more alkaline. When your body is higher in acidic pH, you are susceptible to more illnesses and pains. By helping it be more alkaline, it is better able to filter out toxins and help the immune system combat any illnesses.